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HDFS undergraduate option
Help communities grow stronger
Explore how individuals develop over time in the contexts of family, school, work and society.
Learn how resiliency and relationships are developed and maintained, especially in challenging circumstances, such as living in poverty.
With the general HDFS major option, you’ll learn how to empower individuals, families and communities to survive and thrive.
Oregon State’s human development and family sciences program is ranked No. 3 in the nation.
The general HDFS major option will open doors to careers that directly impact the lives of others.
With an HDFS degree you’ll be ready for professional work or graduate study in fields such as education, social work, allied health sciences or other helping professions
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in this field are projected with faster than average growth over other career fields.
*These roles may require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education to qualify.
Select an option that matches your interests and career goals, whether it’s working with children, the elderly or providing services for families and communities.
If you have questions regarding classes, student clubs or campus, our peer advisors would love to chat. Call or email them for advice.
For questions about the program, application process or requirements, contact our director of student recruitment and admissions, David Cortez, MEd.